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#1 May 3rd, 2011, 12:11
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Is it possible to buy Foreign Torist Quota tickets from the IRCTC desk at Delhi International Airport when we land? We are arriving on the 12th May and want to buy tickets for Kalka to Shimla on the 25th May. We want to travel on the 52455 train. Research on the web show me that the General Quota tickets are all sold.



There is no Foreign Tourist Desk at Delhi Airport. You need to go to NDLS railway station in the city centre. See http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...guide-t192751/ . This thread is now closed.
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#2 May 4th, 2011, 17:45
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S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - CC
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Foreign Tourist Rail Reservation Counter at Delhi Tourism & Transport Development Corporation situated at Indra Gandhi International Airport at Arrival Lounge. These provide assistance to the foreign tourists and NRIs regarding enquiries, booking, reservation and travel planning etc.
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#3 May 4th, 2011, 18:04
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I don't have any first hand info whether FTQ tickets can be booked at that counter in the International Airport, but here's my take on it.

If its run as a railway reservation counter, it probably might be able to book FTQ tickets, however if it is a IRCTC counter then most likely, no FTQ might be possible.
#4 May 4th, 2011, 19:43
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While the IR website http://www.indianrail.gov.in/international_Tourist.html indicates that the reservation counter was replicated at the new airport, the IGIA website says in its FAQ

Does a Railway Reservation Counter exist at the airport?

A Railway Reservation counter does not exist at the airport.

I did not notice a railway reservation counter when I arrived at the new airport several months ago, but I wasn't looking for it either (so I could have missed it).

Incidentally, a problem with the old counter (at least the last time I checked) was relatively short hours - it was closed when most international flights arrived (i.e., at ungodly hours overnight).

Unless someone else posts confirming that the counter actually exists at the new airport, I would suggest having a Plan B, which would probably be zipping off to the International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi train station (opens 0800). It is upstairs on the Paharganj side (on the "first floor"; you enter on the ground floor). Two months ago, the stairs closest to the Bureau (on the left as you enter) were ripped up, but the stairs on the right (as you enter), while out-of-the-way, gave access. Ignore touts insisting that it has been closed. There is no doubt you can get FTQ tickets there.
#5 May 4th, 2011, 23:39
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Re FTQ Tickets

Thanks for all your help.
I will try and see if there is a Rail Reservation Desk at the airport, but if not will go to New Delhi Station to check there. We are staying at the Ajanta Hotel which is right by the station so we can just pop across the road and hopefully book tickets there.


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